It's believed to be the first site on Oahu attacked by the Japanese on Dec. 7, 1941.
The former Marine Corps Air Station Ewa was closed in 1952 and turned over to the Navy, which incorporated the land into Naval Air Station Barbers Point.
Since 1999, the land has been leased to various holders and there's been debate over what to do with it.
Some of them want to develop the land. Other want the site to be preserved.
"Our goal here, and many of those that are trying to perpetuate the history of this place, that it be open to the public. That it be a museum," said Councilman Tom Berg. "The potential for jobs -- to educate those from around the world."
Nearly 600 acres will be handed over to the city in the near future.